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September News from WE Bike NYC

WE look forward to seeing you at this month's events, and virtually on the Female Bike Forum on Facebook! Here are some recent highlights from the forum:

Advice on buying a folding bike
East Coast Greenway trip recap
Let's talk bike locks!

WE Bike NYC Upcoming Events

WE Bike NYC September Happy Hour
Thursday, September 23
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Niagara (112 Avenue A, Manhattan)

Let's celebrate the summer riding season together, and discuss how to extend the riding season as summer turns into fall! Join us at our monthly all-gender happy hour to virtually hang out, build community, and talk bikes! Look for us at one of the tables outside.

WE Bike to the Bronx - City Island and Orchard Beach
Saturday, September 25
Meet at 10:00am, wheels down at 10:30am
Charles A. Dana Discovery Center at north end of Central Park, between Malcolm X. Blvd and 5th Ave, Manhattan


Join WE Bike NYC for a last hurrah of the summer with a social ride to City Island and Orchard Beach in the Bronx! We'll meet up at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center at the north end of Central Park, between Malcolm X Blvd and 5th Ave. We'll make our way up through the Bronx and Pelham Bay Park to City Island and stop at Johnny's Reef Restaurant for lunch at their outdoor tables, with views of the water, where the East River meets the Long Island Sound. There are also several other food options along City Island Ave.

After lunch, we'll bike back through Pelham Bay Park to Orchard Beach where we can relax on the sand and even dip in the water, if you like. This is a one way ride.

This ride is appropriate for intermediate riders, who have experience riding in traffic. The route is approximately 16 miles with some hills. All bikes are welcome! Bring full water bottles, cash for food purchases, sunscreen, a mask, a lock, and your helmet. If you plan to go in the water, you may want to bring a swimsuit and towel as well.

Note: This event is for women, female-identifying and gender nonconforming people only.

Meet a WE Biker: Cindy Chan

Every volunteer brings something special to our organization. And WE count on them—whether they’re leading our rides, writing our newsletters, responding to mail, building our website. This month's volunteer is Cindy Chan. Get to know Cindy here!

How did you first learn about WE Bike NYC?
I saw a free event by WE Bike NYC about Citi Bikes on the REI class calendar page. They were also giving away free 30-minute Citi Bike rides. Who doesn't want free things? Ha ha ha!

What do you do as a WE Bike NYC volunteer?
I help where I can when I can, but mostly I help behind the scenes with updating the website. 
What draws you to the bike community?
I just learned to bike a few years ago and I love it. For a native New Yorker who only walks, or rides the busses or subways, it's new-found freedom in the open air transportation route. 
Why do you love WE Bike NYC?
I love WE Bike NYC because it's a community of women from all different careers who are linked by their love of biking and helping each other rise together in their knowledge and skills in biking. 

Bike Tip of the Month

This month's video is: How to Prep Your Bike for Riding in the Rain.
Have a favorite bike tip video worth sharing? Email us.

Visit this page from Liv Cycling to get all the details!

WE Can't Do It Without You!

WE Bike NYC is an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. WE are entirely volunteer-run, but it takes money for us to maintain our current standards of operation. 
If you are looking for a way to support fun, free, noncompetitive bicycle events and programming specifically for women, please consider donating to WE Bike NYC! 

Community Events

New York Bike Jumble
Saturday, September 11
10:00am - 4:00pm
Old Stone House, Park Slope, Brooklyn

Join us again at the Old Stone House at Fifth Avenue and 4th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn for socially distanced back-to-hybrid or remote school bargains, replacement parts, and new and used bicycles for avoiding the virus on public transport.

Gear up for commuting season, test out a new ride, and buy your children early holiday gifts. Park Slope will be buzzing with the sound of happy cyclists!!

More Info

I Pedal NYC
Sunday, September 12
Start from Manhattan or Brooklyn

A ride to benefit Transportation Alternatives.

Ride the best hidden parks and bike paths in:
The Bronx • Brooklyn • Manhattan • Queens

Your choice of routes:
18 miles • 35 miles • 55 miles • 75 miles • 100 miles

More Info

The Donut Ride
Saturday, September 18
9:00 am or 8:00 pm
Central Park

Join InTandem Cycling for a group bike ride through Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens where you’ll taste some of the city's best donuts! If you like cycling and love donuts – you donut want to miss this event.

Featured as one of America’s Favorite Donut Rides by Bicycling Magazine!

All proceeds go towards InTandem Cycling, Inc., a nonprofit whose mission is to provide free tandem cycling programs to people who are blind, have low vision, or cannot ride independently due to other disabilities.

More Info


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